Let’s be real, we all have tried to find love on a dating site. Dating apps like Tinder have given people the opportunity to meet a potential soulmate or catfish. We’ve all had that moment when a guy is right swipe worthy but after reading their profile, you send them quicker to the left than Beyonce. If you come across a profile that has the looks and personality, they’re either a catfish or got help from an online dating ghostwriter. Yes, I ghost write online dating profiles as a hustle. I am not matchmaker unless someone’s willing to pay for an extra fee. my purpose is to help clients write their personalities with words and find love. Here are the pros and cons of being an online dating ghostwriter.
1. PRO: You Get To Improve Your Creative Writing Skills
Having a creative profile will likely guarantee you a right swipe. Many clients may be witty in person but not online due to having trouble to put their personality in words. I have a lot of fun with the writing process because it makes you think of corny but funny pick up lines. Most importantly, its practice to improve my writing skills.
2. PRO: You Get To Work With Some Interesting Personalities
It’s important to have people skills, clients are never the same. I’ve dealt with single and coupled clients. Yes, there are some couples who use dating sites to find a third for a threesome or polyamorous relationship. Couples are actually easier to write about because you can shift between two personalities.
3. PRO: Bragging Rights
At the early stage of my ghostwriting, I edited profiles for friends and family. After only ghost writing for a year, three of my clients are engaged and ready to get married! They constantly tell me, “Your writing is the reason why I found my soulmate…I’ve matched with better guys since you fixed my profile”. It’s definitely an ego booster when working an unusual side hustle.
4. PRO: Money
There are people who will pay you to fix their Tinder profile! As a ghostwriter, you get to set up packages for clients to pick to improve their profile. Its best to create a website to offer these packages. Packages typically range from $50 – $300! A client paid me $300 to edit their profile, select their photos, and craft them 6 introduction messages. Adding certain features to packages gives you the opportunity to earn more but gives the client a better chance of finding a match.
1. CON: The Fear Of Clients Failing To Find A Match
We all have the fear of failing. It’s my responsibility to portray someone’s personality to attract others. Imagine being paid with someone’s hard earned money and not fulfilling them with impeccable service and results. Luckily, I haven’t had a client who hasn’t gotten a date after using my services.
2. CON: Clients Potentially Getting Catfished
There are some clients who believe that everything on the internet is real. In 2018 there should be a low chance of someone getting Catfished unless they want camera time with Nev and Max on MTV. I have a client who’s slightly shallow and stubborn, she will message any profile that has a picture of a guy who’s a popular model on Instagram. You just have to let the client play themselves and learn their lesson.
3. CON: You Stop Yourself From Dating Online
Friends always ask me, “You shouldn’t be single, you’re great at helping people find love.” Coaches don’t play the games, they have the players for a reason. After ghostwriting a few profiles, I decided to stray away from personally using dating sites because it can become an obsession. Everyone has a moment when they’re ready to find love. Adulting is hard enough, I don’t have time to juggle my life and someone else’s right now as an online dating ghostwriter.